Use of the website www.hintag.ch

The website www.hintag.ch is intended to provide general information about HINT AG, its services, its partners as well as data and news from HINT AG. Statements on legal or medical issues do not constitute legally binding recommendations by HINT AG. The transmission of information from the website or its retrieval and receipt does not constitute an attorney-client relationship with HINT AG.

Privacy policy

1 General information / overview

We attach great importance to the protection of your privacy and use your personal data in accordance with the applicable European and Swiss data protection legislation. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy. When we process your personal data, we take appropriate measures to ensure that your data is accurate and up-to-date for the purposes for which it was collected. We provide you with the opportunity to object to the processing of your personal data if there is no legitimate business purpose for such processing in accordance with this Privacy Policy or applicable law. If you wish to contact us regarding our use of your personal data, please contact us.

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data that can be used to identify you personally. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our data protection declaration listed below this text.

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator.

On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This may, for example, be data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided without errors. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions on the subject of data protection. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

When you visit our website, your surfing behavior may be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done using cookies and so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. We will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this privacy policy.

By accessing the Website and its links, you consent to the collection and use of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy. You also acknowledge that the following privacy policy may be revised at certain intervals at our discretion and without prior notice. The Privacy Policy in effect at the time you use this website will apply. However, your personal information will at all times be treated in accordance with the version of the Privacy Policy in force at the time such information was collected.

2 General notes and mandatory information
2.1 Data protection and security

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Data transmission by e-mail to HINT AG takes place via an open, publicly accessible and cross-border network. It cannot therefore be ruled out that data sent in this way may be lost or viewed by third parties and that contact with HINT AG may therefore be traced. Consequently, this may lead to your data being disclosed or its content being changed. In addition, data sent via the Internet may be transmitted across borders and thus also via countries with less stringent data protection requirements than in Switzerland, even if the sender and recipient are located in Switzerland. HINT AG accepts no liability for direct or indirect damage resulting from the transmission of data between website visitors and HINT AG.

However, HINT AG has taken security measures to protect data from unauthorized access, including industry-standard firewalls and password systems. When handling your personal data, we take appropriate measures to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

2.2 Non-disclosure of personal data

Your personal data will not be sold to third parties, nor will it be shared with third parties outside the company. HINT AG reserves the right to pass on your data to external companies or representatives for the provision of services for HINT AG and for the purposes mentioned above. These companies and representatives are obliged vis-à-vis HINT AG to comply with the applicable laws and our data protection provisions when using your personal data. Furthermore, HINT AG will only disclose your data to other third parties if and insofar as this is required by applicable law, court orders or official regulations.

2.3 Data storage

Your personal data will only be stored by us in accordance with the applicable data protection laws for as long as is necessary for the stated purpose. In accordance with the Federal Act on the Surveillance of Postal and Telecommunications Traffic (BÜPF), there is a legal obligation to retain connection data for the last six months. Users can request the deletion of their content data at any time by sending an email to info@hintag.ch.

2.4 Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal e-mail. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

2.5 Information, blocking, deletion

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data at any time within the framework of the applicable legal provisions. You can contact us at any time if you have further questions on the subject of personal data.

3 Data collection, collection and processing of personal data
3.1 Fundamentals

No registration is required for our services. You can visit our website without telling us who you are. For some services, however, it may be necessary for you to provide personal data (e.g. entering your e-mail address for the purpose of contacting you). If, in such a case, you decide not to provide personal data requested by us, this may mean that we are unable to respond to a request from you.

3.2 Server log files

When you visit this website, marginal data is stored in log files for 6 months (see also "Cookies" and "Social plugins"). This connection data is intended to provide information about how visitors use this website. It is also analyzed for statistical purposes (see web analysis tool) and used for internal security and quality improvement measures.

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are

  • IP address or the IP address of your Internet service provider
  • Access page of the browser type (browser version)
  • Operating system and platform
  • Pages visited at www.hintag.ch
  • Access times and date (hereinafter "connection data")

This data is not merged with other data sources.

3.3 Cookies

We may collect and process information about your visit to this website, such as the pages you visit, the website from which you came to our website and the searches you perform. We use this information to improve the content of the website and to compile statistics for internal market analysis purposes about individual use of the website. For this purpose, HINT AG may install so-called cookies, which register your domain name, your Internet provider, your operating system and the date and time of your visit to the website.

A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard disk. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. You can set your browser to display a message on the screen when a cookie arrives so that you can decide whether or not the cookie should be installed on your hard disk. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. However, we would like to point out that you may not be able to use all the functions of your browser if you do not accept cookies.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies" as an example. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you have requested are stored. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services.

3.4 Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and to make it easy to find the places we have indicated on the website.

You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

4 Social Plugins

The HINT AG website does not contain any social plugins.

5 Web analysis

The advertising analysis tool "Google Analytics" is used for the anonymized evaluation of impersonal usage data (connection data), which serves to identify trends and improve our online offering. This means that this data is not only processed by HINT AG, but also by Google on its behalf. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Google Analytics:

Google Inc, 1600 Ampitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

6 Links

This privacy policy applies only to this website and not to websites owned by third parties. We may provide links to other websites that we believe may be of interest to our visitors. However, due to the nature of the Internet, it is not possible for us to guarantee the data protection standards of all linked websites or to accept liability for their content.

This data protection declaration does not apply to linked websites that are not owned and controlled by HINT AG. For the accuracy, completeness and legality of the content contained there and links to other websites as well as for any offers, services and the like contained there HINT AG declines any responsibility. The use of such content or websites is at your own risk.

7 Right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority

In the event of data protection violations, the person affected has the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority. (The responsible supervisory authority for Switzerland for data protection issues is the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC); edoeb.admin.ch.

8 Contact

If you have further questions about the processing of your personal data, you can direct your inquiry to the data protection officer of HINT AG (by email to info@hintag.ch). For security reasons, HINT AG may take appropriate measures to verify your identity.

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